A Grandmaster Plays a Beginner | Chess Mastery Explained

In this video, I play a fifteen-minute game on Chess.com against a player rated approximately 1200, talking through each of my moves and explaining both my opponent's mistakes as well as the strategies that led me to a swift and crushing victory.
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  • daniel only have 2600 rating because he kicks his router 5/10 games

    jeni hernandezjeni hernandezPrije 6 sati
  • 1200 is beginner? * cries in 800 *

    jeni hernandezjeni hernandezPrije 6 sati
  • I've been getting chess recommendations because of that king sacrifice meme. I'm getting sucked back into this game lol.

    izayoi9300izayoi9300Prije 12 sati
  • This was amazingly useful. You're very articulate Daniel and it really helps while you're explaining the theory and reasoning behind your moves. I've only been learning for a month or so but I'm struggling to break 1000. The info about the pin on the queen with the bishop was exactly contradictory to how I'd been playing : I'd been looking at the queen as a way to retake the bsihop if he took the knight, so as not to break my pawn structure. I would always have left the pin. I'll be watching more of your videos. Thanks for making them !

    Chris McewanChris McewanPrije dan
  • good explanations. nice vid

    Greg HuntGreg HuntPrije dan
  • He explains his opponents mistakes very humbly and kindly, not arrogant or insulting in anyway. He also makes it simple and straightforward enough for lower levels to understand. Very glad to have found this channel!

    DiscoDiscoPrije 2 dana
  • Now I know how to play Ruy Lopez

    Joseph BlaaaJoseph BlaaaPrije 3 dana
  • Daniel Naroditsky: Chess Grandmaster. Also Daniel Naroditsky: I've certainly lost a lot of games by knocking out the connection to the router with my feet. (06:00)

    Tom De WitteTom De WittePrije 6 dana
  • Yeah nah I see plenty of so called game masters but they are just good at remembering and repeating information, they are not what would have been considered a game master a century ago. These versions of "game masters" are a very watered down version and there is no wondering why we are currently destine to be pets to Ai :p

    Shanon GwynneShanon GwynnePrije 6 dana
  • This dude just had no idea, poor feller

    nick valachovicnick valachovicPrije 7 dana
  • Doug "Chest Master" Demuro

    AnzuYTAnzuYTPrije 8 dana
  • watched the entire video and sub

    DIL3NDIL3NPrije 9 dana
  • Explained with crystal clarity. Thank you.

    Robert KierstedRobert KierstedPrije 9 dana
  • You explained very nice Daniel, thanks 🏌️‍♂️

    Leon ClementLeon ClementPrije 10 dana
  • brutality, love a good forking

    Non ReturnNon ReturnPrije 10 dana
  • His voice kinda reminds me of Hades from Hercules. But damnnn

    Skye Lilly Mcgreevy-SmithSkye Lilly Mcgreevy-SmithPrije 10 dana
  • A beginner is 1200? Whoa.... I got a long way to go.................

    coldcopycoldcopyPrije 11 dana
  • Good video. There's more here about chess in 18 minutes than in the whole of the Queen's Gambit. Although a good show, it didn't really talk about chess. Playing and winning at chess is treated pretty much as a magical process; she has so much talent it's unfathomable how she does it, she's a natural. Except she's been a drug addict since the age of 7 or so and a drunk.

    PatfettxPatfettxPrije 11 dana
  • Yeah... This is probably the most helpful chess video I have ever watched

    Anant TripathiAnant TripathiPrije 12 dana
  • i want to play you if possible

    Hans Christian KellbergHans Christian KellbergPrije 13 dana
  • I wanna learn how to play chess as a kid I always thought it was a beautiful game but had to go with checkers as it was like chess in a way... but in REALITY chess kills checkers in every way. Anyways if any book or online HRclubs I would appreciate it so much thanks.

    runeplate123runeplate123Prije 13 dana
  • Holy crap I actually understood everything. Thank you so much

    carlos Dcarlos DPrije 14 dana
  • Thank you very much for taking the time to explain it. It's very informative and helpful.

    Krish KKrish KPrije 14 dana
  • “I must crush you.” (Ivan Drago).

    Dennis SparksDennis SparksPrije 14 dana
  • Not me wanting to learn chess because I watched the queens gambit 😐✋

    Bry fsmBry fsmPrije 14 dana
  • Great video. Very helpful for me a beginner. Hopefully you have more of these on your channel. I’ll check it out

    DJPolutionDJPolutionPrije 15 dana
  • Awesome vid

    Will DuncanWill DuncanPrije 15 dana
  • If you're here after watching Queen's gambit, you're not alone lol

    Trung Kien DoTrung Kien DoPrije 15 dana
  • If this guy ever gets a movie, Jake Gyllenhaal needs to play him

    D.H. WithersD.H. WithersPrije 15 dana
  • i don’t even play chess, it’s 3 AM

    WetChickenStripsWetChickenStripsPrije 15 dana
  • Can't believe Netflix brought me here. Nice video

    orifaz tierorifaz tierPrije 16 dana
  • Why didn't you take the queen with knight at 9:14??

    ConnorConnorPrije 16 dana
    • the enemy knight was checking his king

      T DriverT DriverPrije 2 dana
  • Chess players always acuse checkers players of being stupid. But I like checkers. The blue one's are tasty.

    Kitten BasherKitten BasherPrije 16 dana
  • Its like skipping all the level in the game, with only beginner gear and level 1 to fight the final boss. Brave? Yes but do you expect to win?

    guardian of the toastersguardian of the toastersPrije 16 dana
  • 13:40 is it against a rule to castle under check? you said moving the king is not good because you cant castle after that but instead of moving the king you could castle and still escape check.

    KyraKyraPrije 16 dana
  • Good video, thanks. My takeaways: - Try to go for early pins with my bishops. - See in which diagonals my bishops have the most impact. - f2 is the weakest spot on the chess board. - If you can capture a piece, look if there's an even better chance. - If your opponent does an unconventional move, take your time and try to understand what he's up to. - I will subscribe to Daniel's channel now :) Regards, Stefan

    ILearnChessILearnChessPrije 16 dana
  • great vid!

    Dave KootDave KootPrije 16 dana
  • great vid, thanks a lot! Who else thinks that Queen's Gambit has ultrakindled general interest in chess and now chess vids are collecting millions of views because of this series?

    μελινα μπουκαλημελινα μπουκαληPrije 16 dana
  • What’s best app for iPhone to play a game of chess

    Michael LandersMichael LandersPrije 16 dana
  • Pls pronounce fianchetto in the right way lol: phy( like in physics) an cat to(as in top)

    Eduard Cuelo AkimistaEduard Cuelo AkimistaPrije 17 dana
  • Somewhere in the world someone was playing chess online and thinking why a Grandmaster taking too much time to think.

    Md. Toufique IslamMd. Toufique IslamPrije 17 dana
  • Man! Make it look so easy... :)

    Salvador PaskowitzSalvador PaskowitzPrije 17 dana
  • Learning from the grandmasters 🙌

    HarmonicdivergingHarmonicdivergingPrije 17 dana
  • thanks for the commentary. only thing i was taught in chess is to control the middle 4 squares as much as possible. your line of thinking really opened up my eyes to see past those 4 squares. thanks again

    Jeff LeeJeff LeePrije 17 dana
  • 7:10 GOODBYE to that bishop.

    sandiiesandiiePrije 17 dana
  • Chess Mastery? I finished the queens Bandit, I know the secret now, take pills and visualise the game on a ceiling boom Grandmastery level unlocked🔓

    Hlogi LehlogonoloHlogi LehlogonoloPrije 17 dana
  • 7:11 when the vatican gets a new pope

    Connor McDonaldConnor McDonaldPrije 17 dana
  • Aaaaaaaaaahhhhh .

    Lora BowersLora BowersPrije 18 dana
  • Good video. It shows how a good understanding of development leads to a favorable position and one error leads to a win.

    TheDool0neTheDool0nePrije 18 dana
  • Thanks- this is really instructive

    Dara O' SullivanDara O' SullivanPrije 19 dana
  • So basically he's *smurfing*

    Trevor SoundasTrevor SoundasPrije 19 dana
  • This is the most helpful video I've seen on chess for beginners.

    Joey HathawayJoey HathawayPrije 19 dana
  • @daniel, why cant 13:23 also be queen to e7?

    ImbesImbesPrije 19 dana
  • Very useful and helpful video. Thanks

    Sulaiman Luis Alberto Hidalgo, Jr.Sulaiman Luis Alberto Hidalgo, Jr.Prije 19 dana
  • Maybe add more advertisements, i just got 10, thanks

    Lel oxyLel oxyPrije 19 dana
  • Him saying 1200 is beginner-intermediate: Me being 450 and hoping to get that far 😂

    Oliver HarrisOliver HarrisPrije 20 dana
  • this dude sounds like john mulaney

    Chantal ShineChantal ShinePrije 20 dana
  • Ohh man! Just started playing chess and loved this video!! I don’t understand -yet- why the chess.com computer opponent flags BLUNDER for moves that look fine to me. This video made a penny drop!

    Daley ParsonsDaley ParsonsPrije 20 dana
  • wow you have a talent of explaining in easy terms. thank you!

    chumpychumpyPrije 20 dana
  • Thanks Daniel, but I can't see any value in your showing us a game where your opponent throws away a piece with no compensation, and at such an early stage? I think that even I could have won this game.

    Martin MitchellMartin MitchellPrije 21 dan
  • Is it possible to be become a GM with chess being a hobby instead of full-time job?

    D LogicD LogicPrije 21 dan
  • This is probably one of the best videos for beginners I have seen. Thanks.

    C HC HPrije 21 dan
  • I'm 30 years old and interested in learning chess.

    Brad SmithBrad SmithPrije 21 dan
  • At 10:10, could he have just moved his queen forward to F4 causing a checkmate?

    GreatmanGreatmanPrije 22 dana
  • This is helpful, first video I’ve ever watched about chess lol this extremely interesting.

    HansonHansonPrije 22 dana
  • Thanks for this video Daniel it's very helpful as you talked through and explained all moves.

    ROJ TalksROJ TalksPrije 22 dana
  • thanks, the way you explain your thoughtprocess is amazing and easy to understand

    Zenci GenjiZenci GenjiPrije 22 dana
  • At 15:37 he says he is going to take white's knight on f3 with his bishop or knight. Then the pawn would take back. He can take again with another piece, but it would only be then captured by white's queen. Why would he trade one of those pieces for just damaging the pawn structure? That's not usually worth it right? Or am I missing something?

    MrPurplePotatoesMrPurplePotatoesPrije 23 dana
  • There are two types of sacrifices: correct ones, and mine - Tal hrclubs.info/get/video/Y6SOm9dvr6vdzNg

    Dhanesh DhingraDhanesh DhingraPrije 23 dana
  • He is 10 level worst than you, this is worthless watching, wish i would be white figures 😉

    Samir CalakovicSamir CalakovicPrije 23 dana
  • Thank u that was a great video

    MMPrije 24 dana
  • Hahaha the way he casually but intensely was like "say goodBYE to that bishop"

    lcevlcevPrije 24 dana
  • I’ve never seen this guy before but I’ve heard his name a million times from all my replays of the xqc six move loss video

    Sophia RedwoodSophia RedwoodPrije 24 dana
  • It's almost like they havent even watched "The Queens Gambit"!?!

    Homercles SimpsonopolisHomercles SimpsonopolisPrije 25 dana
  • This Vid is 18mins longer than I Expected....

    Homercles SimpsonopolisHomercles SimpsonopolisPrije 25 dana
  • "a bit of an enigmatic move" lmao 7:31

    Joseph HazelJoseph HazelPrije 25 dana
  • don't kid yourself, you're here because of queens gambit

    Hebe JeebiesHebe JeebiesPrije 25 dana
    • @Maniceanu Mihaela Alecsia haha Netflix is stalking both of us

      Hebe JeebiesHebe JeebiesPrije 19 dana
    • finished the show yday and i found this on my recommended 😳

      Maniceanu Mihaela AlecsiaManiceanu Mihaela AlecsiaPrije 19 dana
  • Daniel, as a teenager I started playing chess but pretty much quit after high school. Now that I'm retired I decided to start again, rusty to say the least. I love these games and puzzles where you explain your thought process, something that I've forgotten how to do and struggle with now since I'm not as sharp as I once was. After watching a few of these thought process videos, my chess.com puzzle rating has gone up @ 300 points. Keep up the good work.

    IRBent2IRBent2Prije 25 dana
  • Spanish chess players love the word "profilaxis" because here it is mainly used to mean "putting a condom on"

    elneutrino90elneutrino90Prije 26 dana
  • Great content

    MUNNOTMUNNOTPrije 26 dana
  • whos here after The Queen's Gambit ;)

    ImD1FFERENTImD1FFERENTPrije 27 dana
  • plot twist, he loses hahahaah

    ef maef maPrije 27 dana
  • I am stupid - Charles leclerc and me

    Nick SigalasNick SigalasPrije 28 dana
  • This came up in my recommendation and I definitely subscribed. Such a helpful video for absolute beginners! I’m new to all this and it was explained so clearly and very digestible too.

    Aria S. ZhangAria S. ZhangPrije 28 dana
  • 8:23 knight d4 would have been the best move or? Nvm: you made that move sorry lol

    Cathal � N�illCathal � N�illPrije 28 dana
  • I watched the Queen's Gambit once on Netflix now my phone thinks I love chess and it is correct.

    King KohlsKing KohlsPrije 29 dana
  • Incredible. So simple. Those mistakes were easy to make.

    Luke HutchinsonLuke HutchinsonPrije mjesec
  • Can I please be your next bad example

    Craig RichardsCraig RichardsPrije mjesec
  • Have you ever played aganist someone who is 'beginner' online but you gound out is seasoned IRL chess player?

    Kevin SKevin SPrije mjesec
  • Basically bullying noobs

    Dumb PersonDumb PersonPrije mjesec
  • At 16:35 after moving your rook, you could have had checkmate in 2 moves instead 3 by moving your queen one to the right, then diagonal to the front left taking his pawn.

    Skelator123Skelator123Prije mjesec
    • Kh3 stops it

      LLPrije mjesec
  • A GM commentating a low level game is sooooo informative. Do you have series of this type of content. I Went on a win streak from 750 to 800 after this video. This is great stuff!

    DLF61 226DLF61 226Prije mjesec
  • i have watched this video at least twice a month for the last four months lmao, great lesson!

    Greta NarduzziGreta NarduzziPrije mjesec
  • I’ve never played chess before and had no idea there was so much to it

    Isabelle JimenezIsabelle JimenezPrije mjesec
  • 7:11 proper intimidating

    Freddie GathercoleFreddie GathercolePrije mjesec
  • For me as the beginner it was very helpful! Thank you!

    Оля ФурсоваОля ФурсоваPrije mjesec
  • The orange mine mostly mine because crawdad comprehensively tick out a giant trumpet. freezing, cute pelican

    Dennis ThompsonDennis ThompsonPrije mjesec
  • Road to 100k, let's do it!!

    Zibbit's Chess ChannelZibbit's Chess ChannelPrije mjesec
  • 7:30 “a bit of an enigmatic move” Made me lose it😂😂😂

    ambergirl986ambergirl986Prije mjesec
  • Me: Lol how could he not see that Also me: *loses game, -20, rating 500*

    Anu BoseAnu BosePrije mjesec